1. Back to Betsy:
The DeVos vote has not yet taken place, so let’s keep hammering our Senators to oppose her nomination. As education is close to the heart of so many Americans, this very unpopular nomination has caused an uproar. Let’s keep roaring as long as possible on this one. So ….
a) If your Senator(s) is/are Republican (except Collins or Murkowski, who oppose DeVos), try to reach
them by phone to oppose the nomination. If you can’t get through, send a fax or email. OR just try to
keep calling all day -- use all the phone numbers listed on their Senate page under “office locations.”
(20 x 30-second attempts = 10 minutes!)
b) If one your Senators is on the list of those who have received campaign contributions from DeVos
(except Murkowski) - look at the list in this article - do one of the following:
- write (online) to a local newspaper enumerating the amount of DeVos’s contribution to your Senator and demanding recusal; or
- call and/or fax your Senator asking him to recuse himself and state why.
c) If your Senator is Collins or Murkowski or if your Senator is a Democrat, contact your other senator
or target one of the other Senators on the list with the actions in (b) above.
d) Anyone feel free to target Sen. Patrick Toomey of PA.
2. Sasse Gets Sassy!
GOP Senator Ben Sasse (NE) has publicly spoken out against Trump’s recent intemperate remarks about The So-Called Judge and Putin. Senator Sasse deserves a vote of thanks, but let’s not gum up his phone or fax -- instead, message him here, thanking him for his responses to George Stephanopoulos on ABC news.
Links to Senate and Congress contact info on the Speak Out page on this site.